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  • Supply Chain Management Of Temperature-Sensitive Products At Novartis: Advice From An Expert
    Supply Chain Management Of Temperature-Sensitive Products At Novartis: Advice From An Expert

    Gone are the days when pharma can depend on blockbuster drugs to carry them to financial heights; instead, successful pharmaceutical companies are taking a different approach and looking to demand to determine their next step in drug development and supply chain management. For Novartis’ Michael Trocchia, this demand has resulted in a new role as the Global Supply Chain Lead for Cell Therapy Products. In this article, he discusses the challenges associated with managing the supply chain for a temperature-sensitive product and what best practices he applies in order to contribute to Novartis’ ability to maintain a top spot in big pharma.

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OUTSOURCED PHARMA WEST CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

  • A Witness To The History of Outsourcing
    A Witness To The History of Outsourcing

    Joe Guiles seems too young and mild-mannered to have been at the outbreak of a revolution that began many years ago. But he witnessed firsthand the inception of what would become the complete penetrability of outsourcing throughout the drug industry. 

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BIOPROCESS INSIGHT

  • How To Reduce The Complexity And Mitigate Risk In Qualifying Active Temperature Controlled  Systems
    How To Reduce The Complexity And Mitigate Risk In Qualifying Active Temperature Controlled Systems

    Every shipment of life science products is precious cargo, not only to the shipper, but to the patient at the end of the chain. That transportation process must be strictly qualified to ensure that the product is not lost to damage or spoilage.

  • Facilitating Production Of Cell Banks Using An Automated Cryovial Dispenser
    Facilitating Production Of Cell Banks Using An Automated Cryovial Dispenser

    The rapid aseptic preparation of cryovials is vital for the generation of high quality cell banks. By Stephen Guy, Dave Thomas, and Miriam Foster

  • Stringent SOPs And 24/7 Service Smooth Transport And Secure Trust
    Stringent SOPs And 24/7 Service Smooth Transport And Secure Trust

    World Courier’s clients often have stringent security requirements and complex logistics needs. That’s why many clients select World Courier—because in some cases, there are quite literally no other providers who can meet the clients’ high standards for service. In this case, World Courier partnered with a customer focused on the research, development and manufacturing of products to treat life threatening diseases. The company runs multiple clinical stage development programs, including phase III trials. To preserve confidentiality, the company is referred to here as “Manufacturer Y.”

  • Automated Solid Dose Inspection: A Flexible Alternative
    Automated Solid Dose Inspection: A Flexible Alternative

    This article will discuss some of the trends in automated solid dose inspection, the benefits of a low-cost, portable and product-flexible platform, what to look for when evaluating an advanced solution, and it will also describe the new available technology.

  • Future of the Cold Chain Industry Survey Results
    Future of the Cold Chain Industry Survey Results

    Previewing the results of Sonoco Thermosafe’s Future of the Cold Chain Industry survey, which will be fully released at the 12th Annual Cold Chain Global Forum in Boston, September 29-October 3.

  • Continuous Biomanufacturing: 10 Reasons Sponsors Hesitate
    Continuous Biomanufacturing: 10 Reasons Sponsors Hesitate

    By William Whitford, Sr. Manager, HyClone Cell Culture, GE Healthcare

    The industry is abuzz with talk about continuous biomanufacturing (CB), and it virtues have been well described. Here we will look at some of the barriers or concerns perceived to limit its value to the industry. Justified or not, quite a few concerns have been expressed regarding the implementation of this new, rather disruptive technology. 

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    Synthetech Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Custom Synthesis The Synthetech product offering includes specialty amino acids, peptide building blocks and fragments, and proprietary custom chiral intermediates for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and cosmeceutical industries.
  • QCanywhere™ Cloud-Based Quality Control
    QCanywhere™ Cloud-Based Quality Control

    QCanywhere™ is a revolutionary new cloud-based bundle of quality control applications (QCapps™) that are simple to deploy on any PC or Mac without the need to purchase any hardware.

  • Bio-STAR Technology: Clinical Trial Logistics Management
    Bio-STAR Technology: Clinical Trial Logistics Management

    World Courier pioneered the development of an advanced technology to streamline the management of clinical trial logistics. Unparalleled within the industry, World Courier’s cutting edge technological innovations provide you with logistical tools to effectively manage your study – from the pre-trial phase right through to your last shipment.

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    Thermal Pallet Shipper: CSafe RKN

    We recognize that compromised cold chain air cargo can mean more than the loss of valuable products. It can also mean the loss of important business relationships. The RKN active pallet shipper equips you with the power to protect your sensitive shipments and prevent your company from experiencing these losses.

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BIOPROCESS ONLINE VIDEOS

  • Temperature Monitoring Technology for Healthcare Shipments
    Temperature Monitoring Technology for Healthcare Shipments

    Logistics expert Kevin O’Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius Cold Chain Management, presents the basics of temperature monitoring for healthcare shipments. From simple temperature indicators to more sophisticated electronic systems that include intervention protocols, you have more options than you may think. Kevin Etter, Product Manager, UPS Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy Group, explains why it’s so important to know what's going on during high value shipments.

  • How To Assess Total Logistics Cost
    How To Assess Total Logistics Cost

    Watch this new video to learn new ways to calculate total logistics costs. Susan Li of the Healthcare Strategy Group at UPS reveals the true costs of packaging and shipping.

  • Biobanking And The Future Of Translational Medicine: Dr Gyorgy Marko-Varga Interview 2 Of 3 Dr Gyorgy Marko-Varga highlights how biobanking will be critical to realize the promise of Translational Medicine and what challenges we need to overcome quality hurdles going forward.
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